Previously unreleased Rolling Stones ‘Steel Wheels Live’ concert set for release

Concert has been restored, remixed and remastered

The Rolling Stones have announced details of their previously unreleased 1989 concert film Steel Wheels Live – Atlantic City, New Jersey. This latest release from the band’s archives via Eagle Rock Entertainment has been restored, remixed and remastered and will be available on multiple formats from September 25th.

Additionally, a double A-sided 10” picture disc of “Rock and a Hard Place” (Live from Atlantic City) and “Almost Hear You Sigh” (Live from Tokyo Dome) will be released for Record Store Day’s second drop date of the year, on September 26th. This format will be exclusive to independent record stores all over the world.

Their first tour hitting the US since 1981, Steel Wheels was famously one of their longest, and most ambitious, set lists. Two and half hours deep, The Rolling Stones not only played their hits, but dared to roll out several new songs from the then-newly released Steel Wheels album. Power-packed renditions of “Terrifying”, “Sad Sad Sad”, “Mixed Emotions”, “Rock and a Hard Place”, and “Can’t Be Seen” sizzle between “Jumping Jack Flash”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, and “Gimme Shelter”. This was a statement – The Rolling Stones revisiting their vast body of work while confidently showcasing where they were going and the broad spectrums of music they’ve explored over their career.

“I would hate to come out with something that’s not startling,” Mick Jagger stated about the launch of the 1989/90 Steel Wheels Tour. The Rolling Stones delivered on that promise in this Atlantic City Convention Center tour stop in December ‘89.

A highlight of this particular tour stop was the band being joined by special guests: Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin accompany the Stones for the first-ever live performance of “Salt Of The Earth,” from their 1968 Beggars Banquet album. Eric Clapton brings his slow blues burn to “Little Red Rooster,” and joins the Stones in backing up one of their idols, blues legend John Lee Hooker, on “Boogie Chillen”.

All in all, Steel Wheels Live is a living testament to The Rolling Stones’ incomparable live shows.

Steel Wheels Live will be released as a limited 180-gram 4 LP colored vinyl, 2 CD/DVD, 2 CD/SD Blu-ray and digital formats. Additionally, the set will be released as a special limited six disc version, which includes the Atlantic City performance on DVD, SD-Blu-ray, 2 CD, a DVD of their Steel Wheels tour performance at the famed Tokyo Dome, as well as Steel Wheels Rare Reels, a CD featuring tracks which didn’t feature on the core tour setlist.

Blu-ray:

1. Intro
2. Start Me Up
3. Bitch
4. Sad Sad Sad
5. Undercover Of The Night
6. Harlem Shuffle
7. Tumbling Dice
8. Miss You
9. Terrifying
10. Ruby Tuesday
11. Salt Of The Earth (featuring Axl Rose & Izzy Stradlin)
12. Rock And A Hard Place
13. Mixed Emotions
14. Honky Tonk Women
15. Midnight Rambler
16. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
17. Little Red Rooster (featuring Eric Clapton)
18. Boogie Chillen (featuring Eric Clapton & John Lee Hooker)
19. Can’t Be Seen
20. Happy
21. Paint It Black
22. 2,000 Light Years From Home
23. Sympathy For The Devil
24. Gimme Shelter
25. It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)
26. Brown Sugar
27. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
28. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

CD 1:

1. Intro
2. Start Me Up
3. Bitch
4. Sad Sad Sad
5. Undercover Of The Night
6. Harlem Shuffle
7. Tumbling Dice
8. Miss You
9. Terrifying
10. Ruby Tuesday
11. Salt Of The Earth (featuring Axl Rose & Izzy Stradlin)
12. Rock And A Hard Place
13. Mixed Emotions
14. Honky Tonk Women
15. Midnight Rambler

CD 2:

1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want
2. Little Red Rooster (featuring Eric Clapton)
3. Boogie Chillen (featuring Eric Clapton & John Lee Hooker)
4. Can’t Be Seen
5. Happy
6. Paint It Black
7. 2,000 Light Years From Home
8. Sympathy For The Devil
9. Gimme Shelter
10. It’s Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)
11. Brown Sugar
12. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
13. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Author: Buddy Iahn

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